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Giro D'Italia Stage 14: Cittadella - Monte Zoncolan

  • 22-05-2021 11:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


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    Only two "proper" climbs today, so an easy one 😉

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    Apparently they are ascending the Zoncolan from the easy side


    For history fans, the descent of the second categorised climb today - Forcella Monte Rest- is where Roche put team mate Visentini to the sword in the '87 Giro. As his mechanic, Patrick Valcke said on the day " Stephen- if you have balls, now is the time to show them"
    Quite.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Decent 12 rider breakaway 7'36" up the road containing the likes of George Bennett and Bauke Mollema

    Nicolas Edet ( Cofidis) is out after a crash. Looked like collarbone


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Sounds like the weather is brutal on the Zoncolon


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,178 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Decent 12 rider breakaway 7'36" up the road containing the likes of George Bennett and Bauke Mollema

    Nicolas Edet ( Cofidis) is out after a crash. Looked like collarbone

    Ponomar, the 18 year old, is in the break. Give him a clip round the ear if he wins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Sounds like the weather is brutal on the Zoncolon

    Four degrees and covered in cloud

    https://zoncolan.panomax.com/


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Rider in the break just threw a bidon to a fan....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Ned Boulting & Matt Stevens on the chair lift up the Zoncolon this morning

    https://twitter.com/nedboulting/status/1396026853530406914


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Rider in the break just threw a bidon to a fan....

    The UCI have changed the rules and riders are allowed to do it now


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    The UCI have changed the rules and riders are allowed to do it now

    Ah fair play I didn't know it had changed - proper order


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Years back while spectaying on the old Nissan Classic, a rider threw a bidon to a young lad on the run-in. One of the older spectators with us ( a former international) tells the kid " For Jaysus sake, don't drink that - you won't sleep for a fortnight"


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Will Bernal continue to stamp his authority on the race or will one of his rivals claw back some time on the final slopes of the Monte Zoncolan, we will find out in just under 2 hours time. Vlasov has been quietly biding his time, be interesting to see how he goes today! Anyone from 6th downwards in the GC should probably be targetting taking some time back on Bernal today to re-kickstart their GC ambitions in the race!

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,178 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Much as I am happy for Bernal to be totally recovered from injury finally and riding well like most neutrals I would like to see some kind of opposition. The last thing we need is to go into the final week with Bernal having 3+ minutes on the field.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    I actually don't care who wins today. I'd prefer not Bernal to keep the race competitive.

    But lads, it's the Zoncolan. Epic is way overused these days, but this climb is absolutely EPIC!

    The greatest climb ever, IMO.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,178 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Brian? wrote: »
    The greatest climb ever, IMO.

    From either side?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Vlasov is a better TT'er than Bernal, 15 seconds faster in the 10km Prologue ITT hints that he could perhaps take 45 secs to 1 minute out of Bernal on the final stage, so Bernal will need to extend his lead on the big climbs that start today. Be interesting to see how those 2 compare today!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    mewso wrote: »
    From either side?

    From one side yes. The other side is the 2nd greatest. ;)

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Vlasov is a better TT'er than Bernal, 15 seconds faster in the 10km Prologue ITT hints that he could perhaps take 45 secs to 1 minute out of Bernal on the final stage, so Bernal will need to extend his lead on th big climbs that start today. Be interesting to see how those 2 compare today!

    Astana looking to do damage. Vlasov must be feeling good

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    The Final Climb (Monte Zoncolon), some insane ramps along the way in the final 3km! 22%, 25%, 27%!

    Full Climb

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    The last 3km

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Brilliant work from Astana


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,007 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Yeah Astana have animated this far earlier than I expected!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Inquitus wrote: »
    The Final Climb (Monte Zoncolon), some insane ramps along the way in the final 3km! 22%, 25%, 27%!

    Full Climb

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    The last 3km

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    And that’s he easier side!!!

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Is it all back together now or is Remco still not in the main chasing bunch? Watching the Monaco F1 qualifying with no sound on the cycling!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,007 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Is it all back together now or is Remco still not in the main chasing bunch? Watching the Monaco F1 qualifying with no sound on the cycling!

    All back together


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I can see that Dan has two team mates with him in the peloton


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Affini's facial expression :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Time for the pain now. Great climbers have been found out on this climb.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    Remco is too far back. He’s going to lose minutes again. Hopefully Vlasov can do something big.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,600 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    The scenery is unbelievable

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Vlasov to attack Benal up the last 3km hopefully


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Brian? wrote: »
    Remco is too far back. He’s going to lose minutes again. Hopefully Vlasov can do something big.

    Agreed, I think Vlasov and Yates are probably the biggest threats to Bernal going forwards, Remco's 9 months away from racing has caught up with him, I can't see him challenging for the GC as time goes on.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I'm pretty optimistic that Dan is going to put in a good performance.

    I think Bernal will gain time on all his rivals. And Remco will lose a good chunk of time. Still not sure what form Yates & Carthy are in.


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